Motorola shows off new Android phone on ‘Oprah’

By Wailin Wong
Posted Sep. 13, 2010 at 10:40 a.m.

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Motorola Inc. unveiled a new Android mobile phone on Monday’s season premiere of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

The device, called the Motorola Defy, will be available through T-Mobile in time for the holidays, the Schaumburg-based communications equipment company said in a press release without releasing further details on pricing and dates. The phone uses Google’s Android operating system, which is the basis for almost all of the smartphones in Motorola’s portfolio.

The Defy has a 3.7-inch touch screen and is built to be scratch-resistant, water-resistant and dust-proof, Motorola said.

The Monday season premiere marks the beginning of Winfrey’s final season. The talk show host and Chicago institution is scheduled to launch the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, on cable at the beginning of 2011.

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One comment:

  1. ATLANTA Sep. 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Finally someone built a waterproof phone! Seriously how hard was it to do this? They have been doing it with digital cameras for a long time now. Perhaps they didn’t want to because for some reason getting your phone wet was the one thing that insurance didn’t cover (even though water damaged probably accounts for 1/2 of the reasons for phone replacements). In my book being waterproof is huge and could sway me to buy a particular phone.